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Thermal Desorption Unit (Drill Cuttings, 1 TPH)

Location: Santa Cruz, Bolivia


Vulcan® Systems commissioned a plant to a client in Bolivia who plans to remediate drilling muds and tank bottom sludge. The Vulcan® TDU's effort is aimed to reduce landfilling of drill cuttings and recycle diesel/oil based drilling fluids. Control technology was designed around EPA standards to ensure no negative environmental impacts incur from running the system.

The system was designed to process 15 TPH of oil based drilling muds. The system uses natural gas.

Equipment Included:

  • Solids Feed & Discharge Equipment
  • Incline Screw Conveyor
  • Primary Burners
  • Primary Combustion Blower
  • Primary Treatment Unit
  • Vapor Recovery Unit
  • Oil Ejector Condenser
  • Thermal Oxidizer